One day, while shopping at our local thrift shop, Mr. Rubbish and I spotted this rough looking, old teacher's desk outside with a five dollar price tag. It may be hard to tell by the pictures, but this desk is gigantic and I was not sure if we could find a place for it to fit at Loot. For five dollars we decided to give it a try!
The finish was really beat up, but I love the school house look. I work at an elementary school and the day after I bought it, I saw this same desk in the computer lab.
This desk is oversized and masculine, so I picked two colors that would complement these features. I painted the top with Graphite Chalk Paint and the base with Chateau Gray. I painted the wooden handles with Graphite too and left the tiny, metal feet brass.
This desk is not meant to be against a wall because the back is finished too. Mr. Rubbish helped me on this piece by waxing the massive surface area of this desk with Annie Sloan clear wax. I applied dark wax over everything when he finished clear waxing.
I never did find a spot in the shop for this desk. It actually never moved out of our storage container until it sold. I listed it on craigslist and a local high school teacher bought it for her classroom. I am happy that this discarded, old teacher's desk made it back into a school!
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